Friday, November 14, 2014

Stampin Up November

WHEW! I am now into November! lol

I did not have time to enter the card sketch challenges for the last couple of months but this month I am joing in on the fun. The card sketch challenge this month comes from Pals Paper Arts PPA225

here is my take on the sketch challenge
I will be posting the November cards here in a few days. Untill then enjoy the weekend!


Stampin Up Oct Cards

Here are the October cards

Our first card is Elegant Ornamental Pine

The idea came from Susan Item @ Simple Stampin'
I LOVE this stamp set!  this branch is embossed which makes it a simple and elegant card.

Our Second card is Seasonally Scattered - Thanks
it is CASE'd from Craft-somnia Momma
This was such a nice card to make.

Our Third and last card  It's all in the angle

Idea (with video) from Deb Valder

This card was so cool to make. Loved it!

Oh and we had a bonus project this month. Christmas treat pouch.
This was CASE'd with video from Pootles (Sam Donald)
Just fill it with a little somethin' and hang it on the tree!
Thanks Charlene!


Stampin Up Club has started!

First I would like to apologize for being so behind. Today I am playing catch up :)
Our club started in Sept and I am finally going to post the cards that we made for the past 2 months and save the Nov cards for a couple more days before I post them. I have them ready but not everyone has had a chance to make them yet so I don't want to spoil it for them.

Here are the sept cards

This first card  was Case'd with video from Deb Valder
Love how this turned out

Our Second card was Case'd with video from Deb Valder
This was such a FUN card to make
Our third and last card was Case'd from Snowy Moose Creations
Such a pretty looking card

That is it for Sept.  Loved making all three of these cards!
Thanks Charlene for sharing with us :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 August

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 

It's the last day of August and I am squeaking in my tag just in the nick of time! whew!

For this month Tim wanted us to use our own creative muse.
Here is mine

I wanted to use something that I hadn't used in a while so I dug out my kraft glassine paper and diecut some of the tattered flowers. I stamped and diecut a butterfly using watercolour paper, distress ink and crackle paint. Embossing paste was used with the woodgrain stencil. Linen ribbon was used to finish off the tag.

Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful long weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Altered playing cards!!

Everyone has an old deck of playing cards. Claudine would like for you to join in and have some fun altering them!
Claudine will be offering free tutorials for you to learn over the next six months. That is two cards per week.

Here is the link to check it out and see what all the fun will be about Altered playing card challenge or click on the side bar button :)

I am planning to join in and play along as much as I can. I hope you will to. It all starts Monday Sept 1 2014


Monday, August 25, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #9

Challenge #9  comes from page 63. We are playing with these fun Sizzix Alteration Framelits!  I love the combo of a sizzix die and stamp set that works together. Tim has a few of them out and at this moment I only own one set.

I decided I needed to get a gift box ready. I used the Tim Holtz sizzix jumbo flower die for the first time and I just LOVE it! I thought I would be able to work the butterflies into my project.

The butterflies come from the  "french flight" sizzix framelit set. I stamped the butterflies onto watercolour paper, that I coloured with distress markers. Once dried, I added a layer of crackle paint. Once the crackle paint was set I filled in the cracks with distress inks.

Here is a close up

From each challenge, the curiostiy crew picks a winner who will recieve an assortment of goodies from Tim and Mario!!
Also for this challenge Inspiration Emporium will be sponsoring with an awesome 50.00 shopping spree to one lucky random winner!

If you would like to join in on the challenges,  grab a copy of Tim's book and head over to Linda's and get started :)


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #8

I have been on holidays and missed a couple of the challenges. I am back with just a couple days left to enter challenge #8

The challenge we are working on is from page 58 Faded Layers.

I love these stencils!

I cannot tell you how I did this piece but I will tell you what colours I used.
The alcohol inks I used were sunset orange, clover, stream and silver. I also used a bit of silver acrylic paint. For the ribbon I used spiced marmalade, and tumbled glass.

I am needing to make a few thank you cards so I thought I would start making them now :)
Once again The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this challenge with a 25.00 shopping spree!

If you would like to enter the challenge or join in on the next one you can join up at Studio L3

I am off to go get inky :)
enjoy your week everyone!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Suszen is my niece who just had surgery and I wanted to make a special card for her.

I had made a lot of prints using my monoprinting plate from Stampendous and have been itching to start using them. I pulled one out that I thought would make a beautiful butterfly along with my Swallowtail stamp from Stampin up. I stamped and embossed with marcasite opal embossing powder also from Stampendous.

Love how this turned out.

The background paper that I had mounted the swallowtail came from stampin up water color wonder series.

Here is the finished card

Have a great weekend everyone!
I am starting my vacation  as of 5:00  Friday!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #5

Here I am on challenge #5!

We are now working from page 39 Distress watercoloring from the Tim Holtz book Compendium of Curiosites 3!

Here is my tag using the technique found on page 39
The sponsor for this week challenge comes from an online store Inspiration Emporium
If you would like to join in on the challenges you can skip over to Studio L3 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

just a little challenge

It's been raining almost everyday for the past week and yes the forecast is rain for this weekend, sigh.

Charlene thought it would be fun to send out a challenge for who ever would like to particapate.

Here is the link to the card sketch which comes from Freshly Made Sketches
Love this sketch.

Here is my version
Wishing you all sunshine!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 June

Here I am in mid June and I have my June tag finished!!

This month we are into blended watercolour. I love the look of watercolours so I was excited to play!
Once again I am using stencils. Love how versatile they have become for me well worth the money spent.

I also learned a new way to do the ribbon on the tag. Love this look!

Wishing you all a great week!

Earlier today I came across another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp wednesday's Challenge called "stencil it" so I thought I would share this tag with them :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

CC3C challenge #4

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #4

Our challenge this week comes from page 49 Layering Stencil: Texture Paste

I enjoyed playing along in this challenge. This was the first time that I played with the texture paste in this way.
I even added some paint into my project. The lamp post was cut from a cereal box using the Tim Holtz holiday lamp post die. I then painted it black and edged with gold acrylic paint love that look.  I even snuck some of the gold paint onto the sunrays :)

If you are interested in joining in on the challenges Linda over at StudioL3 would love to have you join in!

Great News!
This week will be sponsoring the challenge!

Have a great week!

Stampin Up May club

May's club
So sad this was our last month for this session.

Here are our last 3 projects that we made in our club night.

Our first project was the subway card which comes from Elizabeth's craft room  she also has a video called rusty alphabet card showing you this fun technique.

Our second project was the Faux Northern Lights which was case'd from Kay Kalthoff she also has a how to video

Our third and last project was the Chalk Marker on Peaceful Petals which was case'd from Brian King- thinking of you with happy watercolor.

and there you have our last 3 projects for the month of May.

Thank You Charlene for picking out such wonderful projects, techniques, tips, and tricks to teach and share with us. I really don't know how you do it but I am glad that you do!!

I will see you again in the fall for another round!

Monday, June 2, 2014

I WON !!!

I am so excited  that I won on Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 for the month of May

I won a 25.00 gift certificate to Inspiration Emporium and a badge to place on my blog !!

a BIG THANK YOU to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi, and Joy!!

Wishing you all a great week!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 May

Whew!  I made the May tag during the month of May with minutes to spare  ha!

This tag was alot of fun to make.

I loved the idea of mounting each embellishment on its own frame to create a tiled tag! so here are a few of my favorite diecuts/embellishments and the lucky 13 :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CC3C #3

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #3

Once again I have turned to another page in this great book and found  this next challenge. The challenge is to use Tim's Faux Tea Rose Technique
I can't tell you how I made my roses but I will say that I cut them down so they would be smaller and fit on the ole jalopy :) I cut the flowers from white cardstock and then sprayed them with a mix of fired brick distress ink mixed with perfect pearls love the glimmer they have.

I loved the first challenge so much that I wanted to give it another try. I was going for a sunset. I really do like this technique.

The following products were also used:
perfect pearls mists heirloom gold
Ranger foil cardstock
Tim Holtz's collage embossing folder
distress paints
distress inks
Tim Holtz old Jalopy sizzix die

Once again Inspiration Emporium will be sponsoring this challenge. One lucky winner will win a 50.00 gift certificate!!

If you are interested in joining in on the challenges Linda over at StudioL3 would love to have you join in!

All the best

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stampin' up April 2014 Club

I am back! did you miss me ? lol

Here we are with  another 3 beautiful projects

Project #1 - Multi layerd card  idea came from Deconstructed Sketch DS141
We embossed then coloured the flower.

Project #2 - Flash Embellishments using the Envelope punch board case'd from Deb Valder

this was so cool. Just love how it turned out!

Project #3 - One Flap Easel Card & Whitewash Idea from As The Ink Dries

I really liked this whitewash technique!

Whew those were alot of fun to make! THANKS Charlene!

I wasn't able to make a card for this months (April) card challenge so you won't see a post for that :(

Have a great weekend and I will be back soon!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stampin up March 2014 club

Yes, I am late very late but I am here :)

Here are the projects that we had made during our March club night
our first project was the Chevron lattice Card Case'd from Deb Valder

Love this technique
We used the chevron punch to create the lattice! clever idea!

Our project #2 - See Ya Later was case'd from Barb Mullikin, Barb stamps

Here we used the scalloped tag topper punch tag

Project #3 - Hexagon Hive Thinlit was case'd from Sandy Hancock

There you have it! all 3 projects from our March club.
THANK YOU  Charlene for picking out some wonderful projects for us :)

Oh and here is the card I had made for the card challenge. The challenge came from Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #156

 I am getting the photos ready from our April class and will post asap

See you soon :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

CC3C #2

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #2

Linda over at Studio L3 is holding the cc3c challenge.
And this week The Funkie Junkie Boutique will be sponsoring the challenge!

Here I am on the second challenge and the challenge is to use the Tim Holtz's distress glitter.
I know I have mentioned before how I am not a glitter girl but I sure do like  these distress glitter!

I now own 4 colours of the distress glitter. Here I used the one colour which is clear. Wish I had the green glitter, and maybe a few more lol

Friday, May 9, 2014


Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge has started!!!!

Linda over at Studio L3 is holding the cc3c challenge. One of the main requirements is to own a copy of A Compendium of Curiosites book which I just received and am now just hopping in at the last minute to share my first challenge.

Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring cc3c challenge with a $50.00 gift certificate!! that is amazing!

The marble technique is our first challenge. Love how this turned out.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 February

here is my February tag
I always try to use products that I have on hand.
In this technique it was creating the effect of a chalkboard.

Once again the background was created by using one of Tim Holtz's stencils called hearts. I also used the new chunky distress glitter. I am not usually a glitter person but for some reason I really like this glitter! sorry about the photo, the glittered heart is not that dark.

I am off to go work on another challenge.

12 Tags of 2014 January

Good evening,
I am finally able to post my January tag!
I love how this turned out!
So glad I have the pocket watch die!I had used a stencil to create the background.  I used the gears embossing folder to create the inside of the pocket watch. A lot of sanding ink and paint was used.
So much fun!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Stamps of Life crazy4daisies

crazy4daises is another cute little stamp from the stamps of life I am not sure if I had mentioned this, but Stephanie now has matching dies. So of course I now belong to "the die hard" club which means I get a stamp and matching dies set sent to me each month :)

I wanted to make a simple card and I think I achieved it. I love how this card turned out.

 I hope you can see the embossing around the petals of the flower. I achieved this by using the die!
 The ink I used on the flower and the "hello" was the archival Chrome Yellow I then used the distress inks and markers on the stem and leaves peeled paint and forest moss. For the center I used the new distress glitter. I love this new glitter!

That is it for now
Take care

12 tags of 2014 March

I know I wasn't faithful last year in keeping up with the 12 tags of 2013, but this year I am hoping to regulate my time better and join in on the fun !
Here is my first tag of the year and I am currently working on the Jan and Feb tags of 2014 so watch for those post.

The technique for this month was "smudge stamping" there are actually two ways of doing this.  You can check it out here

and my results

I used the Tim Holtz stamp set called Spring Sprung.
This stamp set seems to be one of my favorites :)
I used the new Tim Holtz stencil called "Bubble" along with my marker spritzer which I had picked up from Stampin' Up online clearance sale :)  The distress inks that I used were dusty concord, peeled paint, rusty hinge, frayed burlap, pumice stone, and walnut stain.
I had some natural heavy jute that I stained using the Lindys stamp gang " mango mania".  Seam binding trim was tied at the top which I had stained  one with peeled paint distress stain and the other was stained with dusty concord distress stain.

I am not sure if I like the results, I need to play with this technique more before deciding if I will use it in a project.
I am always a willing student who wants to learn new things  :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Stamps of LIfe spinner2stamp

What a cute little stamp set from The {Stamps} of life

This card was fun to make.
I used Stampin' up paper, Kiwi lane templates and some of Tim Holtz distress glitter!

Stampin' Up February 2014 club cards

I have a bunch of cards to post so this will be short and sweet :)
 Our first card idea comes from StampingT!
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card Base
we used the word window punch to create the closure.

Our second card was CASE'd from Kate Benade
Banner Blast and Banner Punch Card

and our third and last card is inspired by Gina K
You're Lovely Panel Card
There you go. Our three beautiful cards that Charlene guided us through in making. Thanks Charlene!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stampin' up February 2014

Tonight is our club night and once again we have our sketch challenge. The sketch challenge for this month is from Freshly Made Sketches

I LOVE how this card turned out. I was trying to go for a  bit of a shabby look.
I started off using my favorite colour cardstock from Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana! the next layer I used white cardstock and embossed using the alphabet press folder. I then stamped using the colours apricot appeal and cameo coral along with the stamp set called Tape It. The happy birthday stamp came from the happiest birthday wishes stamp set. I used the deco labels thinlit dies to cut the frames out. I then did some stitching and tucked in some tulle.

Now I am off to go learn some tips and tricks !

I'll be back
If you live in Saskatchewan, have a great long weekend! It's family day on Monday :)
and to all my other readers have a great weekend !

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stampin Up Jan 2014

Hard to believe,  February club night is coming up! I only now realized that I didn't post January club cards so here it goes.

This first card is the one I made for the card sketch challenge. The sketch came from
Try Stampin on Tuesday

and here are the cards that we made in our January club

This first card is pretty cool a twist on the square thinlit and then we did some colouring.
This idea came from Dreaming about rubberstamps

Second card
Brayered Vellum Flowers Card
This technique was new to me :) the flowers were made from white vellum cardstock. The vellum was preinked in yellow, blue, and red ink. We stamped, punched, and used a stylist to make our petals stand out. This was a great card to make.
The idea comes from Stamp Paper Scissors (Jan Tink)

Now for out last item we made a card that becomes a bag topper. What a great idea, love it!!

Tag Topper Punch Bag Hanger was case'd from Wee Inklings
I just happened to have a white bag and I attached it. The card is removeable. It just slides into the slot. 

What a great lookin' gift bag!

Now I am off to go make my card for this February sketch challenge

Take care

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stampin up Dec 2013 cards

Hi everyone,
I just have to say that December was once again BUSY! as usual :)

I am finally able to post the cards that we made in our December  Stampin Up  club.
I really don't know how Charlene does it but here we go with three gorgeous cards!

Our first one called "starburst technique"  love how this turned out!

There are many variations of this technique

Card was CASE'd from Kay Kalthoff Stamping to Share  and she shows you how in this video :)

Suspended snowflake was our second card.   WOW! loved how it turned out.
 CASE'd from Lyssa Zwolanek Song of My Heart Stampers

And our last card, which I was not able to make at the club. I had to leave early to pick up my hubby from his staff party.  Charlene wanted me to be able to make this last card so she had precut and packed it into a baggie for me to take home, how sweet !

Love it!
this card was CASE'd from  Susan Itell  Simple Stampin 

Until next time whishing you all the best !!